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Pairing Wine With Girl Scout Cookies

Pairing Girl Scout Cookies & Wine

February 8th is National Girl Scout Cookie Day, and we’re celebrating by pairing some of our favorite cookies with some of our favorite wines!

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Thin Mints

Girl Scouts

My Girl Scouts

There are two types of Thin Mints made today, but both combine a wafer, chocolate, and peppermint flavoring. To truly experience the mint & chocolate combination, however, don’t reach for the milk – try a Syrah instead.

Samoas (Caramel deLites)

Banyuls is a red dessert wine from Southwestern France, which pairs amazingly with the dark chocolate stripes on Samoas. For a Plan B, pick up a Port.

Tagalongs (Peanut Butter Patties)

You’re going to see a trend here: when the cookie has chocolate, grab a bottle of red wine. Tagalongs are no different – find a fruity red wine such as Beaujolais or Zinfandel.

Trefoils (Shortbread)

Light and refreshing, a Trefoil shortbread should be paired with Pinot Noir or even Sparkling wine if the mood is right.


When snacking on these shortbread cookies with lemon-flavored icing, grab a buttery Chardonnay like the 2009 Cambria Chardonnay from Uncorked Ventures.


My personal favorite: shortbread dipped in rich fudge. It’s a tough one, as it combines the light shortbread with the chocolatey fudge, but I’ll be enjoying mine with a Pinot Noir from Gold Medal Wine Club.

Chocolate Chip Shortbread

There is a lot of disagreement about what types of wine pair best with chocolate chip cookies in general. This one comes down to a matter of personal preference on white or red. You could either go with a dark Port or a sparkling white.

Savannah Smiles

These are a lemon-based cookie similar to the Lemonades but covered with powered sugar. Try a Pinot Grigio/Gris.

Cranberry Citrus Crisps

Both sweet and tangy because of the cranberry, a good match for these would be a Viognier or the more popular Riesling.

Remember, it’s not just fruit, cheese and crackers that can be included in a wine tasting. We reviewed Cookies & Corks and found the experience to be delightful! Try it yourself with your Girl Scout cookies and favorite wine club shipment!

Disclaimer: The Wine Club Group is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Girl Scouts of the USA. But that won’t keep us from recommending you buy their cookies.
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Eric is based in Buffalo, NY - near the Niagara Wine Trail. He's a fan of Pinot Noir, but appreciates any good wine. Here at the Wine Club Group, Eric is the programmer who makes the site work. He also does video reviews of wine clubs and individual wines.

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  1. Oh Dear, GS in the South don’t sell “Thanks-a-lot”, We have Do-Si-Do’s (a Nutterbutter like Peanut butter sandwich cookie.) Do you have a suggestion for that?

    • Hi Debra,

      This is one I learned early: peanut butter = Riesling. It’s that simple!

      The reason I don’t mention Riesling with the Tagalongs (which also contain Peanut Butter) is because the Tagalongs are covered in chocolate. But a Reisling will go great with your Do-Si-Do’s!


      • Much appreciated, Eric! My little brownie is stocking our house up with cookies. Now, I’ll have to stock up on some wine!

  2. We sell through Little Brownie Bakers which also offers Dulce de Leche and Thank U Berry Munch varieties. What would you suggest for those?
    Here is a link, simply click on the appropriate cookie for an ingredients list: http://www.littlebrowniebakers.com/cookies/


    • Hi Sherilyn,

      The Dulce de Leche and Thank U Berry Munch are two cookies I’m also familiar with, although I prefer others.

      Dulce de Leche – while I have no problem making other Girl Scout cookies bite-size, Dule de Leche are smaller, making them bite-size for most everyone else. But what do you reach for to rinse down those milk caramel chips? Sparkling wine! If you don’t have a bottle of sparkling wine available, Pinot Gris would work as a substitute.

      Thank U Berry Much – with chunks of white fudge and cranberries, I love these cookies because cranberries are good for you, so I call these cookies “healthy.” I keep going back to it, but a light Pinot Noir would be great with these.

  3. So glad Debra asked this! Was my first question….
    Thanks Eric for the quick response.

  4. You mention some cookies that we don’t sell here in the Albany/Lake George region of NY. I remember the Thanks a Lot from when I was a scout (too long ago!) but they had a different name. Always interesting to see what the scouts sell in different parts of the country and to see them paired with wine….genius!

  5. oh, this looks oh so good and is gonna be trouble!!!!! in all the good ways! living in germany i have come to appreciate wine! can’t wait to try my fav wines with my fav cookies :) thank you!

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